Thanks to mccardey for linking to it in another thread, my number four read was a novella written by a nine-year-old. It is an absolute beauty and I'll be astounded if it gets knocked off top spot on my list.

4. 'The Young Visiters or, Mr. Salteena's Plan' by Daisy Ashford

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1. 'The Stone Of Invisibility' by Giovanni Boccaccio
2. 'The Room With Forty-Eight Stars' by Maurus Jokai
3. 'Sticks, Stones' by Christos Tsiolkas